Rushcliffe School - already ranked outstanding by Ofsted – has joined an elite group of UK state schools that has earnt the rigorous World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM).
I am delighted to be able to say that we are now one of only 26 schools in the country to gain this accreditation and the first in the East Midlands and North of England to win the accolade. The mark is the new standard in education for state secondary schools which goes beyond the highest Ofsted inspection grade of outstanding and demonstrate their students are exceptional compared to international standards. What's great about this award is the assessment criteria. The bar is set so high. It feels like a significant next step on from outstanding. Through it we've demonstrated that our school offers not just academic excellence but a truly character building, life affirming experience."
Only schools which are ranked as outstanding by Ofsted in all categories can apply for the quality mark. The award is also unique as it is the students who are assessed rather than the school itself. Our students have shown fantastic entrepreneurialism and commitment to learning and as a result our school is now classed as one of the very best in the world.
As part of the accreditation process students from the school had to submit detailed evidence, including a 20 minute video, demonstrating how Rushcliffe meets a wide range of success criteria.